Prague 2018
23 Nov 2018

Meet Central European Private Equity Key Players!

One day event dedicated to the Private Equity Industry, mainly focused on investors – LP & GP. Our goal is to bring together international and regional investors to give talks on a wide range of subjects, to share insights, and to build a valuable network. 
It is a unique chance to ultimately maximize your opportunity in PE industry!

55Speakers
250+Attendees
Private Equity & Venture Capital

Conference agenda

Learn the latest trends & insights in the CEE Private Equity industry through discussion panels and keynotes. We have prepared an exciting line-up of speakers who will be sharing their wealth of knowledge on topics ranging from fundraising, deal structuring, LP perspective or exits.

Stream 1
Stream 2
Stream 3
8:30 - 9:30
Registration
9:30 - 9:35
Welcome Note
9:35 - 9:45
Keynote
Marek Zamecnik
Founder & CEO @ VESTBERRY
9:45 - 10:30
Opening Panel - Buyouts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Flora Macher
Partner @ Oriens
Bill Fawkner-Corbett
Investment Director @ CEE Equity Partners
Michal Aron
Managing Partner @ ARX Equity
Ondrej Vicar
Partner @ Genesis Capital
Vjačeslav Lypko
Country Director @ Enterprise Investors
10:30 - 10:50
Coffee & Networking Break
10:50 - 11:30
Fundraising
Jiri Benes
Managing Partner @ Genesis Growth Equity Fund
Piotr Misztal
Partner @ Value 4 Capital
Monika Nachyla
Partner @ Abris Capital Partners
11:30 - 11:50
Coffee & Networking Break
11:50 - 12:30
Exits
Tomasz Czechowicz
Managing Partner @ MCI Capital
Pekka Maki
Managing Partner @ 3TS Capital Partners
Ivan Vohlmuth
Founding Partner @ Royalton Partners
Marek Malik
Partner @ Jet Investment
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:10
Keynote
14:10 - 14:30
Coffee & Networking Break
14:30 - 15:10
ICT Investments
Csaba Kakosy
Managing partner & CEO @ Day 1 Capital
Gleb Davidyuk
Managing Partner @ iTech Capital
Ondrej Fryc
General Partner @ Reflex Capital
Andrus Oks
Founding Partner @ Tera Ventures
15:10 - 15:30
Coffee & Networking Break
15:30 - 16:20
Closing Panel - Venture Capital
Ondrej Bartos
Partner @ Credo Ventures
Arkadiusz Piechocki
Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ SpeedUp Venture Capital
Matus Maar
Managing Partner Ventures & Co-Founder @ Talis Capital
Dan Lupu
Partner @ Earlybird
16:20 - 17:20
Cocktail Reception
8:30 - 9:30
Registration
9:30 - 9:35
Welcome Note
9:35 - 9:45
Keynote
Marek Zamecnik
Founder & CEO @ VESTBERRY
9:45 - 10:30
Opening Panel - Buyouts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Flora Macher
Partner @ Oriens
Bill Fawkner-Corbett
Investment Director @ CEE Equity Partners
Michal Aron
Managing Partner @ ARX Equity
Ondrej Vicar
Partner @ Genesis Capital
Vjačeslav Lypko
Country Director @ Enterprise Investors
10:30 - 10:50
Coffee & Networking Break
10:50 - 11:30
Value Creation
Leszek Muzyczyszyn
Senior Partner @ Innova Capital
Jakub Canda
Director @ CVC Capital Partners
Roland Dennert
Managing Partner @ Cipio Partners
Marian Bocek
Managing Partner @ IPM LLP
11:30 - 11:50
Coffee & Networking Break
11:50 - 12:30
LP Perspective
Vjerana Spajic
Investment Director @ 17Capital
Justinas Milašauskas
Director @ DAO Family Office
Annemarie Dalka
Investment Manager @ Polish Development Fund group
Tomasz Mrowczyk
Head of Structured Investments @ PZU Group
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:10
Keynote
14:10 - 14:30
Coffee & Networking Break
14:30 - 15:10
First Time Funds
Emilia Mamajova
Founding Partner @ ESPIRA Investmetns
Jaroslav Trojan
Founding Partner @ JAM Ventures
Sylwester Janik
General partner @ Cogito Capital Partners
15:10 - 15:30
Coffee & Networking Break
15:30 - 16:20
Closing Panel - Venture Capital
Ondrej Bartos
Partner @ Credo Ventures
Arkadiusz Piechocki
Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ SpeedUp Venture Capital
Matus Maar
Managing Partner Ventures & Co-Founder @ Talis Capital
Dan Lupu
Partner @ Earlybird
16:20 - 17:20
Cocktail Reception
8:30 - 9:30
Registration
9:30 - 9:35
Welcome Note
9:35 - 9:45
Keynote
Marek Zamecnik
Founder & CEO @ VESTBERRY
9:45 - 10:30
Opening Panel - Buyouts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Flora Macher
Partner @ Oriens
Bill Fawkner-Corbett
Investment Director @ CEE Equity Partners
Michal Aron
Managing Partner @ ARX Equity
Ondrej Vicar
Partner @ Genesis Capital
Vjačeslav Lypko
Country Director @ Enterprise Investors
10:30 - 10:50
Coffee & Networking Break
10:50 - 11:30
Fund of Funds
Patric Gresko
Head of Division - Innovation and Technology Investments @ European Investment Fund
Mauro Yovane Jauregui
Principal @ Axon Partners Group
Joe Schorge
Managing Partner @ Isomer Capital
Aurelien Bullot
Head of Arolla @ Arolla
Ertan Can
Partner @ Multiple Capital
11:30 - 11:50
Coffee & Networking Break
11:50 - 12:30
Cybersecurity
Roy Ramon
Investment Manager @ Intel Capital
Ondrej Vlcek
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Consumer, & CTO @ Avast
Michal Pechoucek
Partner @ Evolution Equity Partners
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:10
Keynote
14:10 - 14:30
Coffee & Networking Break
14:30 - 15:10
Deal Hunting
Laurenz Simbruner
Partner @ PUSH Ventures
Laszlo R. Czirjak
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner @ iEurope Capital
15:10 - 15:30
Coffee & Networking Break
15:30 - 16:20
Closing Panel - Venture Capital
Ondrej Bartos
Partner @ Credo Ventures
Arkadiusz Piechocki
Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ SpeedUp Venture Capital
Matus Maar
Managing Partner Ventures & Co-Founder @ Talis Capital
Dan Lupu
Partner @ Earlybird
16:20 - 17:20
Cocktail Reception

55 Speakers

All speakers
General Partner
Limited Partner
CEO
Ondrej Fryc
General Partner @ Reflex Capital
Ondrej is heart & soul entrepreneur. At age of 15, still under communists, he started selling his own machine coded software. At 19, when borders opened, he started distributing imported fish cans. At 24, after finishing university, he started a market research agency, which he sold to his partner. At 27, he started Mall.cz, which, with over 1000 employees and €300m of revenue, later became the largest multinational e-commerce play in the region. After he successfully exited the business 12 years later, he started venture capital firm Reflex Capital, investing in Czech Republic and in the USA to startups with "difficult founders". Besides business, Ondrej is father of three and avid traveler and adventurer.
Leszek Muzyczyszyn
Senior Partner @ Innova Capital
Mr. Muzyczyszyn joined Innova in 2008. He spent the previous three years as a Director of Darby Private Equity running the Polish office. His responsibilities included mezzanine financings and private equity investments across multiple sectors and countries in CEE. Prior to joining Darby, he spent over eight years in total with Allianz Specialised Investments, where he was part of a team managing the Emerging Europe Fund. Mr. Muzyczyszyn’s chief responsibilities include leading the Portfolio function which oversees the development process for Innova’s investments. He is also engaged in coordinating the financing & debt raising for new investments and for portfolio companies. He has co-led investments in Meritum Bank, Expander Advisors and Bakalland/Delecta. Mr. Muzyczyszyn holds a Master’s Degree (Distinction) in Law from the University of Warsaw and an MBA from Cass Business School in London. Leszek is a President of the Polish Private Equity Association.
Arkadiusz Piechocki
Co-founder & Managing Partner @ SpeedUp Venture Capital
Arkadiusz Piechocki is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the SpeedUp Venture Capital Group. He was involved in the investment process in almost fifty companies at different stages of growth, investing together as a group more than 30 million EUR. He has many years of experience in the marketing industry, which he's been developing since 1995. He managed a marketing department in a large FMCG company and had a years-long adventure with direct marketing as co-creator of TEQUILA\Poland's and DATA Solutions' success. The first investment experience he gathered as a Business Angel doing several investments in companies operating in the marketing communications. He works with portfolio companies operating in areas of IoT, Industry 4.0, Martech and Big Data. He advises them in areas related to business strategy, product creation, sales channels, and marketing. He also supports them in defining clear and concrete business goals, their implementation, as well as operations related to processing and utilising databases and supporting the process of building their value. He participated also in the exit processes of the most of the fund's companies.
Pekka Mäki
Managing Partner @ 3TS Capital Partners
3TS Capital Partners (www.3tscapital.com) is one of the leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firms. 3TS provides expansion capital and buyout funding for small and medium-sized businesses in growth sectors including Technology & Internet, Media & Communications and Technology-Enabled Services. Investors in the current and past 3TS funds totaling over €300 million include EIF, EBRD, Cisco, OTP, Sitra, 3i and KfW among others.In the technology arena 3TS is probably best known for its investments in companies like LogMeIn (Nasdaq LOGM), Systinet (HP), SolveDirect (Cisco), Avangate and Piano (www.piano.io). Mr. Mäki is the Managing Partner of 3TS and is primarily responsible for general management of 3TS. Previously, Mr. Mäki was the Managing Partner of Red Catalyst Ltd., a strategic business development consultancy and an investment boutique. He has also been an entrepreneur and executive in management consulting and with advertising agencies across Central and Eastern Europe and in Finland. A true European Mr. Mäki speaks five languages and has studied at Helsinki University of Technology, IESE Business School in Barcelona, Universidad Complutense in Madrid and Wirschaftsuniversität in Vienna.
Monika Nachyla
Partner @ Abris Capital Partners
Monika is a Partner at Abris, one of leading PE fund managers based in Poland (best Private Equity Firm 2017 - CEE Mergers & Acquisitions award). She has 24 years of international, C-suite experience in finance, private equity, banking, investor relations, management, strategy and development. She is also vice president of Polish Private Equity Association (PSIK).
Mauro Yovane Jauregui
Principal @ Axon Partners Group
Mauro has extensive experience in finance in fields such as venture capital and private equity. Currently is Principal at Axon Partners Group managing a EUR 500 mm Pan-European Fund-of-VC-Funds. Previously he worked as Investment Manager at Talde Private Equity in Spain and before that in multilateral institutions in LATAM such as IADB and CAF Development Bank where he was investment manager of a fund of fund program managed by the institution with more than 25 funds in the portfolio. He has served as Board Member of numerous portfolio companies and in the Advisory Committee of several VC funds. Mauro has a Master in Finance Degree from London Business School and a MBA from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile.
Joe Schorge
Founder and Managing Partner @ Isomer Capital
Joe Schorge is the Founder and Managing Partner of Isomer Capital, based in London and focused on European early stage venture capital. Isomer accesses high-potential opportunities in European technology through limited partner investments in funds, company co-investments, and providing liquidity to firms and founders via secondary purchases. Previously Joe spent over 20 years’ working as an LP, GP and technology operations executive, most notably at Pomona Capital, a leading global secondaries firm, and earlier at Cambridge Associates responsible for advising institutional investors on $2bn of private equity investments. Joe began his career in information technology operating roles at Invensys plc (now Schneider Electric) in the US and Europe. He received a BS Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an MBA from London Business School.
Matus Maar
Managing Partner Ventures & Co-Founder @ Talis Capital
Matus is both an experienced entrepreneur and venture capital investor. co-founder and executive chairman of Pirate Studios https://www.piratestudios.co.uk & co-founder of Threads - pioneering chat-based ecommerce https://www.threadsstyling.com As an investor Matus has led or closed over 60 private equity and venture capital deals. Talis Capital led portfolio companies include Darktrace, Pirate Studios, Luminance, Onfido, import.io, iwoca, Threads, Price f(x) amongst others. Talis Capital closed over $500m worth of deals since 2009 and focuses on late Seed, Series A and Series B tech businesses. Matus is passionate about world changing technologies and futurism. Matus loves travelling and experiencing different cultures, he has lived in six countries and speaks five languages.
Annemarie Dalka
Investment Manager @ Polish Development Fund group
Annemarie is an Investment Manager with the Polish Development Fund group, where she is responsible for investments in the Private Equity funds and international relations. Prior to her current role, Annemarie spent six years working at the BNP Paribas group in London - in its Asset Management arm and at the Investment Bank. Annemarie holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management from Kozminski University in Warsaw.
Ondrej Vlcek
Executive Vice President & General Manager, Consumer, & CTO @ Avast
Ondrej Vlcek serves as our EVP and GM for the Consumer business & CTO leading our largest business at Avast. Through his strategies and vision, Mr. Vlcek has architected our cloud based security network for the newly announced IoT security solutions and has led his team to dramatic growth by re-inventing how we protect people online. In his prior role at Avast as CTO, he pioneered Avast's transformation from a traditional PC antivirus vendor into the leading next- gen provider of security solutions it is today. In 2003, Mr. Vlcek became a chief developer at Avast and led the team that developed one of the first antivirus program for Windows. He holds an MS in Mathematics from Czech Technical University in Prague.
Aurelien Bullot
Head @ Arolla
Aurélien is Head of Arolla and a member of RPI and Arolla's Investment Committees. Prior to joining RPI in 2008, Aurélien began his career in 2003 in Rothschild & Co's Global Advisory division based in Hong Kong and in Paris where he last served as a Manager. Aurélien holds an MSc from ESSEC Business School.
Jakub Canda
Director @ CVC Capital Partners
Jakub joined CVC in 2014 and is a member of the CVC Eastern Europe & Middle East team and is based in London. Prior to joining CVC, he worked at Advent International and at Société Générale. Jakub graduated from UCLA and holds a BA degree in business economics.
Tomasz Mrowczyk
Head of Structured Investments @ PZU Group
Tomasz Mrowczyk is Head of Structured Investments Department at PZU Group, managing portfolios across private debt and private equity with AuM exceeding EUR 1.5 billion. He was instrumental in transformational change of PZU’s approach to management of its proprietary book after PZU IPO in 2010. He started his professional career at Warsaw branch of Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. Tomasz graduated from University of Economics in Katowice and holds CFA, CAIA and MBA designations.
Laurenz Simbruner
Partner @ PUSH Ventures
After graduating in business he has gained 13+ years experience as investment professional in Vienna and London working for Raiffeisen, UBS and aws. He also was an entrepreneur and patent owner before changing to the VC buy-side. Laurenz is married and proud father of two kids. He loves roadbiking.
Vjačeslav Lypko
Country Director @ Enterprise Investors
Vjačeslav is a country director for the Czech Republic at Enterprise Investors. Prior to joining Enterprise Investors, Vjačeslav was a manager at EY Czech Republic, where he was responsible for corporate finance, transaction advisory and financial restructuring projects across Central and Eastern Europe. He also spent one year at EY in London in a department specialising in transaction advisory for financial institutions.
Roland Dennert
Managing Partner at Cipio Partners
Roland is Managing Partner at Cipio Partners (www.cipiopartners.com), a European growth capital and secondary direct investment management and advisory firm. Roland leads Cipio’s origination activities while serving on a number of company boards in Europe and Israel. He started his private equity career at 3i Group investing in technology and mid-market buyout deals. Before 3i, Roland was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Paris and Roland Berger in Munich, as well as a robotics researcher with Hitachi Ltd. in Japan. Roland holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management and a Master of Electrical Engineering from ETH Lausanne, Switzerland.
Roy Ramon
former-Investment Manager @ Intel Capital
Roy is a private investor and startup consultant, before that he was an investment manager for Intel capital . His latest investments are in the domains of AI and cyber security. Before his role in investments Roy was the founder and Managing Director of Intel corporation startup program and was also involved with the Fintech Hub “The Floor” working with world’s main financial institutes to drive the FinTech revolution. He serves as advisor for many companies from blockchain to consumer products giving from his experience as founder and product R&D lead for Intel. He holds a computer science degree and is the inventor of many patents and algorithms.
Ertan Can
Partner @ Multiple Capital
Ertan is founding partner of Multiple Capital. Prior to Multiple, Ertan was Investment Director at HR Ventures for 6 years, in charge of building a portfolio of venture capital direct and fund investments. He advised on more than 20 early-stage direct investments and 10 VC fund investments and has built a strong global network of early-stage venture capitalists and founders. Ertan has graduated in International Finance & Law from Frankfurt University and London Metropolitan University and received his MBA from ESCP. He is still associated with the department of finance at Frankfurt University today by being a visiting lecturer on entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Marek Malik
Partner @ Jet Investment
Marek is a Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Investment Committee, and a Director responsible for seeking out and managing investment projects in Jet Investment. As chairman of the board of directors and Group CEO, he also participates in executive management of Kordárna Plus Group. In relation to other portfolio investments, Marek is a member of the boards of directors at LESS & TIMBER, Fiberpreg CZ, and Payment4U and is managing director at BENET AUTOMOTIVE. He was previously responsible for acquisition and project management of MSV Metal Studénka, acquisition and project management and exit of Texiplast, and project management of STROJÍRNY POLDI. Marek has been working in Jet Investment since 2010. He previously worked in Bank Austria Creditanstalt and in Deutsche Bank in Prague and London, where he was responsible for trading on the financial markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Marek is a graduate of Brno University of Technology and Nottingham Trent University.
Laszlo R. Czirjak
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner
Laszlo R. Czirjak, Co-Founder, Co-Managing Partner at iEurope Capital, a US private equity/venture capital fund management firm. Investment and board role experience includes successfully building businesses in US and EU across enterprise software, e-commerce, energy, hardware manufacturing, marketplaces, media, mobility and agriculture. Earlier was Managing Director at Bankers Trust Company/BT Alex Brown in the London Investment Bank. Also served as current or past Chair roles at: American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, where he founded a committee focused on entrepreneurship and governance; Fulbright and United Way Foundations in Hungary; and Columbia University Club of Hungary. Born and raised in the US and residing in Budapest. Received an MBA and BS in Industrial Engineering, both with honors, from Columbia University in New York.
Jiri Benes
Managing Partner @ Genesis Growth Equity Fund
Jiri Benes currently leads preparations of new Genesis Growth Equity Fund, targeting lower mid-market growth investments in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Jiri was previously Partner with 3TS Capital Partners since 2001, the leading growth capital investor operating in the whole CEE region. He has private equity transaction experience in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Bulgaria, he served as a Board Member at number of portfolio companies. Jiri is also Chairman of the Board of Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and was Board Member of EVCA (Invest Europe) in 2008 and 2009. Previously, he worked for the Corporate Finance team at PwC and covered CEE equity markets in London as an Equity Analyst for Deutsche Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Bank. He holds both B.A. and M.A. in Finance from the Prague School of Economics and earned CFA designation in 2001.
Tomasz Czechowicz
Founder & Managing Partner @ MCI Capital
Tomasz Czechowicz is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of digital related experience. He was awarded the title of Global Leader for Tomorrow by World Economic Forum. Tomasz is a Founder and Managing Partner of MCI Capital founded in 1999, one of the most dynamic private equity groups in Europe focused on digital transformation. Currently, with the use of Private Equity / Venture Capital funds, MCI implements growth stage and expansion/buy-out stage investments in CEE Region, Germany and Austria (DACH), Scandinavia and Israel. The value of MCI’s assets exceeds USD 650 M. Through investment funds it has so far closed over 60 investment projects and near 30 full exits. Since inception MCI generated net IRR of above 20%. Vast majority of the portfolio is composed of fintech, e-commerce and IT ecosystem companies.
Sylwester Janik
General Partner @ Cogito Capital
Sylwester is Managing Partner of Cogito Capital, a venture and growth equity firm based in Warsaw, Poland and New York, USA. Cogito invests in later and growth stage tech companies with global expansion potential and operating predominantly in CEE and DACH countries. Before founding Cogito, for almost 10 years Sylwester was a Senior Partner at MCI Capital, focusing on investments in growth technology companies based in Central and Western Europe and leading investments and working with such companies as iZettle, Azimo, MarketInvoice, NaviExpert and Invia. Prior to joining MCI Capital, Sylwester worked at PwC, Lockheed Martin and ATM. Sylwester holds an MBA in Strategic Management of Technology and e-Business from Cass Business School in London, UK, and a Master degree in Economics from Gdańsk University, Poland.
Gleb Davidyuk
Managing Partner @ iTech Capital
Mr. Davidyuk has almost 20 years of private equity experience in both Western and Eastern European private equity funds. Before founding iTech Capital, Mr. Davidyuk spent 5 years (2005-2010) as a Partner at Mint Capital, midsized Scandinavian private equity fund actively investing in the Eastern European market. Before that he worked for more than 5 years (2000-2005) as Managing Director at Alfa Capital Partners, where he was also one of the co-founders. Gleb Davidyuk has gained valuable regional investment experience from four years work (1996 — 2000) with EBRD-sponsored private equity fund managed by Quadriga Capital. Gleb graduated from the Yaroslavl State University with Ph.D. in Finance (2000). Graduated Executive MBA at the University of Chicago GSB (Booth School of Business, 2010). Holds a B.S. degree from the Ivanovo State Power University (1997).
Bence Makai
General Partner @ CEE Booster
Bence Makai is general partner in CEE Booster a new venture capital fund focusing on early stage tech investments in Central and Eastern Europe. He is also partner in OXO Group, a Hungary-based leading startup ecosystem player. Oxo group was established in 2014 as startup accelerator and later started its early phase investment arm Oxo Angels, and an angel fund under “Powerangels” brand. Prior Oxo Group Bence worked as GP in Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds in Hungary and earlier spent a decade in telecom industry at different top management positions in CEE. Bence holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Oxford Brooks University.
Ivan Vohlmuth
Founding partner @ Royalton Partners
Ivan is founding partner of Royalton Partners private equity firm investing in CEE for 20 years. Currently based in Prague he has extensive experience in structuring and executing transactions across the region. Prior to his current assignment he has been executive in JV with State Street. Before joining State Street he was managin Creditanstalt Privatization Fund in the Czech Republic. During his 26 years of investing in the region Ivan has gained invaluable experience when serving as director of number of companies in various countries. Ivan holds degree in Cybernetics from Pilsen University
Andrus Oks
Founding Partner @ Tera Ventures
Andrus Oks is a Founding Partner at Tera Ventures and sits on the boards of Lingvist, Realeyes and Sportlyzer. Prior to founding Tera Ventures, Andrus was an Investment Manager at SmartCap, where he had five exits, one of which was Estonia’s top recent exit, GrabCAD. Before joining the VC world, he was a digital entrepreneur himself, so knows the founder’s journey well. Andrus has two MA degrees in Economics from University of Tartu and Clark University.
Vjerana Spajic
Investment Director @ 17Capital
Vjerana Spajic is an Investment Director at 17Capital, a specialist global private equity firm providing bespoke and flexible capital to private equity funds and portfolios. 17Capital manages €2.0bn across 4 funds backed by institutional LPs. Having pioneered its dedicated strategy in 2008, the firm has completed c. 40 investments, allowing managers and investors to raise non-dilutive capital and generate liquidity from its funds and portfolios. Vjerana is responsible for investment origination and execution across a number of European geographies, including the CEE, working with counterparties such as GPs, LPs, and investment companies. She has structured and executed a number of transactions in Europe and the US. Prior to 17Capital, she worked in the investment team at Carlyle Group’s AlpInvest, where she has completed a number of secondary transactions, ranging from LP portfolio purchases to staple and spin-out transactions. Vjerana holds a Master in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam Business School.
Flora Macher
Partner @ Oriens
Ms. Flora Macher has joined Oriens in 2007 when the firm was founded and is now a Partner at Oriens. She is responsible for transaction execution and ownership management. She also heads the firm's financial administration and fund management department. Ms. Macher has an MSc in Economics from Corvinus University Budapest and an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a PhD Candidate of the Economic History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Emilia Mamajova
Founding Partner @ ESPIRA Investments
Emília is a Founding Partner of ESPIRA Investments, a private equity firm targeting growth capital investments in Czech and Slovak based SMEs. ESPIRA's objective is to support local entrepreneurs to realise their potential. An additional element of ESPIRA's investment philosophy is a focus on companies managed by balanced teams of men and women. Prior to co-founding ESPIRA, Emília was a Head of Czech Republic and Slovakia with PineBridge Investments CEE, which is a Central European focused private equity firm managing over EUR 500 million. Earlier in her career, Emília was a member of the investment team of Benson Oak Capital and Penta Investments. Emília has been involved in transactions in a variety of sectors including health care, consumer goods, manufacturing and services. Emília graduated with honors with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Piotr Misztal
Partner @ Value4Capital
Piotr Misztal is a Partner at Value4Capital (V4C), investing in Central and Eastern Europe with focus on mid-market buy-out or expansion capital transactions. Value4Capital is a spinout of Amundi Private Equity Funds and is currently investing from V4C Eastern Europe II with a total committed capital of €156m. Piotr joined V4C in 2007. Prior to that, since 1998 he was a Partner at Polish office of Riverside, a US private equity management company focused on mid market buyouts. Before joining private equity industry Piotr has gained experence in corporate finance and transaction advisory, among others in Bank Austria group. He has also worked as a Director at KN Wasserstein Perella, in the National Investment Funds mass privatization program in Poland. His professional career started in early 90-ties at KPMG Poland. During his private equity career Piotr has executed, managed and successfully exited several investments in various industry sectors in Poland and in Europe. Piotr has Master of Sciences degree of Moscow State Institute for International Relations and has Diploma in Busness Administration from Canadian International Management Institute.
Michal Aron
Partner @ ARX Equity
Michal is a Partner at ARX Equity Partners, an established private equity firm with over 20 years of experience with investing in medium-sized companies in Central Europe. At ARX, Michal is responsible for investment activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to joining ARX, Michal worked in the Central European team of Advent International, and currently also serves as a Board Member of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA).
Bill Fawkner-Corbett
Investment Director @ CEE Equity Partners
Bill has over 20 years' experience of deal making in the CEE region, both as an investor and as an advisor. He joined CEE Equity (Investment Advisor to China CEE Fund) in October 2013. He initiated and started the execution of the Fund’s first investment outside Poland – the partial buy-out of Hungary’s leading private university in December 2014. He also initiated and led the execution of the Fund’s co-investment with Black Peak Capital into Walltopia (the world leader in the manufacture and installation of indoor climbing walls); and Javna Razsvetljava, a Slovenian municipal lighting company. He is now seeking investment opportunities for the second China CEE Fund, mainly in Czech, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, former Yugoslavia and Albania. His early career was as an officer in the British Army, which included active service in the Falkland Islands and the First Gulf War, for which he was awarded an MBE. He has an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Henley Management College.
Ondrej Vicar
Partner @ Genesis Capital
Ondrej Vicar is a partner in a private equity firm Genesis Capital. He began his cooperation with Genesis in 2007 as a turnaround manager in one of the portfolio companies Vltava.cz. Since then, he has been involved in GTH Catering, AZ KLIMA, Servodata, JRC Czech, HSW Signall and 3070 projects located in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to Genesis, Ondrej worked in Ogilvy Public Relations Prague as an Account Manager where he specialized in financial sector clients. Ondrej studied under a Socrates scholarship in Santiago de Chile and with the George Soros' Open Society Fund in the USA and graduated from the University of Economics in Prague.
Patric Gresko
Head of Division - Innovation and Technology Investments @ European Investment Fund
Patric Gresko co-leads the venture capital activity of the European Investment Fund (EIF), which he joined in 2001. The EIF is the largest European venture capital fund-of- funds with more than EUR 6bn under management and a portfolio of over 300 venture capital funds, technology transfer operators and business angels covering all major technology sectors, life sciences and social & environmental impact. The team that Patric co-leads comprises close to 40 passionate investment professionals from 15 different countries. Prior to joining EIF, Patric worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg as an auditor and consultant for the financial sector. Patric holds a Masters in Business Engineering from HEC Management School – University of Liège.
Ondrej Bartos
Partner @ Credo Ventures
An entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Ondrej currently manages Credo Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, which he co-founded in January 2009. Until December 2008 he served as the Senior Investment Director of MCI Management S.A., where he was responsible for managing investments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and former Yugoslavia. Since 2009, he has starred in the investment TV show Den D on Czech TV.
Marian Bocek
Managing Partner @ InfraPartners Management LLP (IPM)
Marian is the Managing Partner of IPM, a UK-based fund management and advisory company, authorised and regulated by the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority to carry out investment advisory and arrangement activities. Since its inception, IPM has been mandated to advise on a number of asset-specific fund vehicles investing in large-scale emerging markets infrastructure projects developed by elements of the Samsung Group. This has seen IPM sign agreements with (i) Samsung Asset Management (Korea’s largest asset manager with c.US$180bn assets under management); (ii) Samsung Life Insurance (Korea’s largest life insurance company with c.US$260bn assets under management); and, (iii) KDB KIAMCO – (Korea’s largest specialist asset management company with c.US$195bn assets under management). IPM has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with CEFC Jade Capital, a branch of a private Chinese Conglomerate with revenue of US$35bn (2014), headquartered in Shanghai with energy and financial services as its core business. Marian is a former Director of InfraMed Management and Board Director of the JWPC Wind Farm (Jordan), Lamsa Wind Farm (Jordan) and Hamitabat CCGT (Turkey). Prior to InfraMed, Marian executed principal transactions in oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure across global emerging markets (MENA, Latin America, SEE/CEE, Asia) for an Africa-focused multi-strategy hedge-fund, Nubuke Investments, in London, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an investment arm of the World Bank, in Washington, DC. Some of his realised investments in the MENA plus Turkey region include a US$1.4 billion debt and mezzanine financing in Enerjisa, Turkey's largest renewable energy portfolio to date; Metito, a pre-IPO equity stake in the largest desalination producer in the Middle East; and a number of public minority investments in global natural resource companies in Africa (Addax, Afren, Tullow Oil, Heritage Oil, Maridive, First Quantum, Katanga Mining, Orascom Construction, Verenex). Prior to that, Marian was with Lehman Brothers’ Global FIG M&A/Investment Banking team in New York, covering financial institutions in the United States and Europe. Marian holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Cambridge University and completed his undergraduate studies in economics at Oberlin College and Oxford University.
Justinas Milašauskas
Director @ DAO Family Office
Justinas Milašauskas is responsible for private equity investments and co-investments at DAO Family Office. DAO is an active manager and investor in real estate and private equity, deeply involved in defining investment strategy, selecting assets, attracting people and setting standards of execution. Justinas has 11 years of international working experience in investment banking and asset management. Prior to DAO, Justinas headed the Baltic Trading and Sales division at DNB Markets. Education: MSc in Quantitative Finance from VU Amsterdam and BSc in Econometrics from Vilnius University. Justinas is also the CFA charter-holder and serves on the board of two companies.

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